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Why PA?

Throughout our history of revolutionary work, we’ve cultivated an environment in which the most focused, driven and visionary minds can thrive. And together, we’ve made the boldest of ideas become a reality.

We were involved in the completion of the Sydney Opera House. We delivered biometric passports and saved UK taxpayers an astounding £160m. We’ve given millions of UK children the high-quality education they deserve. We’re the people with brilliant ideas and more than that, we know how to bring them to life for our clients.

Our comprehensive offering of consulting, technology and innovation is what truly sets us apart. It offers the ability to win amazing, complex assignments that challenge our people and make a lasting difference to clients and communities worldwide. We value the power of ideas and encourage unconstrained thinking at every level of the firm. 

By joining us as a Partner you’ll lead the creation of opportunities that drive value for the client and exponential growth for the firm, and for your portfolio. Entrepreneurial freedom, close-knit teams of brilliant minds and a global network in which to shine are all part of the opportunity. 

If you’ve got the ambition and proven business acumen, we’ve got the platform to make your plans happen. 


Our Philosophy

We believe in the work we do. We earn the trust of our clients, and most importantly, we put real faith in the expertise and ambition of our people. We believe in their ability to find the right answers to create exceptional outcomes. And we have complete confidence in our Partners to lead us there.

Our Ambition

We’ve already transformed our go-to-market model, blending our industry experience and world class service expertise in a new and more effective way so that we bring the best of PA to our clients. As part of this, we have consolidated and developed the ‘gold standard’ services that are already impressing our clients around the world.

In this period of exciting growth, it’s our people who will determine how we continue to adapt, transform and progress. It’s their ideas, understanding of markets and eye for opportunities that will shape our future. And we look to our Partners to lead every business development and change.

PA’s support has been invaluable to us through the launch of our new website and development of new functions. They have worked tirelessly alongside John Lewis Partners to achieve our £1 billion online target ahead of schedule.

Paul Colby IT Director, John Lewis

We encourage our people to challenge and inspire our clients, and each other. There’s endless opportunity to build business vision into a reality, meaning there’s no limit to how far we could go or how much you’ll achieve. 

It’s a personal firm, where people have the space to grow a new business.

Alan Partner

Carlyle are an amplifier for PA. They have made us more confident in the market, given us access to new clients and are pushing us to do better and go faster, it’s an exciting place to be.

Samantha Partner

Our Culture

We believe in the power of ideas. We give our people the freedom to let their thinking go further, so we can save lives, grow economies, protect nations and change the world for the better in a whole host of unique and incredible ways. Whatever your business plan may be, we’ll ensure that you have the space, support and talent you need to achieve success. 

The practical experience of our experts is what makes our projects successful. And with such a diverse collection of talent to draw from, clients can be sure that they’ll have the best and most brilliant minds collaborating for them.

Ensuring that we work together effectively is essential to our success. We’ve fostered an environment that makes collaboration as easy as possible. While our skills are diverse, we all share a passion for innovative thinking and intellectual challenge that brings us together. We’re a unique community, where ideas are encouraged and found at every level.

I could take you to our technology centre in Cambridge and show you the seven fully fitted operating theatres we use to train surgeons. Next to them is the bay where we developed and built the remote control Land Rover with ground-penetrating radar for use in mine sweeping in Afghanistan. The next section is where we invented the new type of paper towels – and put them into production whilst the main factory is being built – so we have a production line that is supplying Tesco with a real product. We do cool stuff.

Frazer Partner

The Carlyle Group

Our partnership with The Carlyle Group will accelerate the delivery of our strategy and growth plans, bring us access to a wider network of sales opportunities and provide us with the support of an organisation and brand that is globally recognised and respected. 

The consulting sector is going through an exciting phase of development. We have long admired PA's renowned reputation for delivering exceptional results to clients in both the public and private sectors, and for scaling world class innovation from its Technology Centre in Cambridge.

Alex Stirling

Alex Stirling Director of Carlyle Europe Partners

If your ambitions are as bold as ours, this is the perfect time to join us. With Carlyle’s industry expertise and worldwide business connections to back us, we can now offer an even stronger foundation to get your greatest plans off the ground.

If you want to drive through innovative projects that create a real world legacy, this is the place for you to grow your career. We’re perfectly positioned to give our people the freedom to do brilliant things.